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Wave 2700, Boca Raton, Fl

Published August 24, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

We were fortunate to find out about Wave 2700‘s vegan menu through a livingsocial special, and I couldn’t be more pleased that we did. When I asked for the vegan menu I was alerted to the trifold tent on the table, which had a vegan menu and drink specials. They have a small but impressive list of draft beers including some craft selections like Magic hat #9 and Florida beer, Cigar City Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale. Wave 2700 is a predominantly seafood restaurant, but I quickly found out that the one of the owners, John (Captain Snapper)’s wife, Sally Stiller is vegan, hence the vegan menu.

We tried to start with a tabouli stuffed tomato, but they were all out. So we nibbled on the vegan dinner rolls and sipped on our tasty libations.


The entrees sounded really good, and I was torn between the Potato Gnocchi ala Marinara $16.95 and the Vegan Nut Loaf with Sage Gravy $15.95, but settled on the latter.

At first I thought the small portion of the nut loaf was not really enough, but it was partnered with a heaping portion of mashed potatoes and the best vegan gravy I’ve tasted to date. I actually didn’t end up finishing it, because I was so full! The gravy was loaded with mushrooms, which I mostly pushed aside, but certainly helped flavor it to perfection. It wasn’t too sweet, which is something I’ve found with a lot of vegan gravies. The nut loaf was a very dense combination of brown rice, seeds, nuts, and legumes that proved to be both nourishing and deceptively filling.

The lack of a vegan dessert option was my only complaint, since they are really trying to cater to the plant based crowd. However, once a week they do a “Veg-a-cation”, a vegan 3 course meal (appetizer, main, dessert) based on Sally’s direction, including wine and vegan education for $25. (Must RSVP!) The theme changes every week. Last week’s was a completely raw menu and this week the focus is on Italian food. You can get on their email list for further information about those events here: Veg-a-cation@yahoo.com.

Come check out this little gem inconspicuously adjacent to the front of the Best Western hotel at 2700 N. Federal Hwy,  Boca Raton, Fl. 561-361-2700. Reservations accepted.

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